And the Paisley-born actor admitted hitting 40 has made him reflect on what he wants out of life and whether this might be the right time to settle down and start a family.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Record, Butler, whose credits include rom com Ps I Love You and gangster flick Rockn Rolla said‘’ Right now, yes, I question a bunch of things in my life and I am in a lot of ways more comfortable than ever. I know what sill excites me and what is just never going to happen.
‘’But then also there are things I have different opinions on. Sometimes I think: ‘God, I wish I was married now, and had kids.’ Other times I think :'Thank Christ I am not married and don’t have kid yet, I can do that later.'
‘’But I can totally imagine it. It’s just not right now. I am great where I am but it would be nice. It doesn’t have to be marriage. It could be to be in a relationship and I would definitely like kids some day.’’
Gerrry also revealed he plans to celebrate the milestone in style - with birthday bashes in Scotland, London and the US all in the pipeline.
‘’I have to do the Jonathan Ross show in London the night before, but it’s a big deal. I have never done it before so it felt nice to do that on the eve of my 40th birthday,'' he said.
‘’On my birthday itself I am going to have a party in London which is great because I don’t get to spend a lot of time there anymore.
‘’The next day I am going up to Glasgow where I am having a shared birthday party with my 11-year old niece, which I am a little bothered about because I deserve all the attention but she is getting some of it.’’
‘’No , it’s lovely, so I am going to have a family party with her, then when I make it back to New York I will do something there.
‘’I might even have something in LA as well but I am not going to have any big parties, just little fun ones.’’